Conservative Students at Columbia Allege Threats and Harassment
Isn’t the left supposedly against bullying?
One has to wonder if the university will be setting up a safe space for conservatives on campus.
The College Fix reported:
Columbia U. conservatives’ horror stories: Threatened, bullied, censored
It’s not easy being a conservative student at Columbia University. In fact, it’s downright hostile, if interviews from a student and recent alum of the Ivy League school are any indication.
Brian Min, a Columbia sophomore who describes himself as fiscally conservative and socially mixed, told The College Fix he fears he will be “physically assaulted” if he wears conservative clothing or voices conservative opinions on campus.
Min already said he feels he lost his gig as a writer for the Columbia Spectator last semester because of his political views. In March, he wrote a column on the terrorist attacks that happened in Brussels. He argued for the condemnation of Islamophobia, but when his peers interpreted his argument as “blaming Belgium for the Brussels attacks,” Min said it was strongly suggested he stop writing.
Today, as a political science major, a field in which he is often asked to give his opinions in homework assignments, Min said he is concerned his grades will be marked down for voicing conservative principles.
He fears “even citing statistics” in papers he writes if the statistics he references do not mesh with the opinions of his liberal professors, he told The Fix.
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